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 Last update:  7/3/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Klitschko vs. Povetkin Event Draws Interest From HBO
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By Rick Reeno

According to Russian promoter Vladimir "красивый" Hryunov, HBO has expressed interest in televising the long awaited heavyweight showdown between WBA/WBO/IBO/IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51KOs) and mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 18KOs), which takes place on October 5th at the massive Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Hryunov and his partners secured the promotional rights after putting down a crunching figure of $23 million dollars to win the WBA's purse bid. The fight was finalized earlier this week.

"I can confirm that HBO has expressed interest in televising the fight between Klitschko and Povetkin, which is going to be one of the biggest boxing events in many years. Me and my partners are ready to discuss this possibility with [HBO Sports President] Ken Hershman," Hryunov told BoxingScene.com.

Hryunov and his partners are ready to hold discussions with major televsion networks from all over the world. They want Klitschko-Povetkin to be televised by as many countries as possible.

Tags: Wladimir Klitschko , HBO , Alexander Povetkin , Klitschko-Povetkin , Klitschko vs Povetkin


 

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comment by Tobi.G, on 07-04-2013
So Hrunov wants the whole world to see how his fighter is getting owned by Wladdi? This fight will be over before round 6. Povetkin will be agressive early on but after 3-4 rounds Klitschko will take over and knock that tired fat kid out.

comment by yoz, on 07-04-2013
Klitschko-Povetkin > Klitschko-Haye

comment by Tonyu, on 07-04-2013
[QUOTE=LoadedWraps]It should be on HBO. It's good for boxing. Someone needs to beat the Klits so the HW division can interest people again.[/QUOTE] I have said this on a few occassions we want the best as the champion in each dividion and there is no-one better than the Klitschko's, even if you d...

comment by JAB5239, on 07-03-2013
Lol, HBO is a glutton for punishment and bad ratings. This will be another stinker, mark my words.

comment by PunchyPotorff, on 07-03-2013
[QUOTE=daggum]if anyone from hbo is reading this don't do it! sh-it fight! maybe put it on the undercard of willie nelson's next fight.[/QUOTE] What an airheaded comment. If you don't wanna watch it... DON'T! Maybe some of us DO! :chairshot

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